AIDS in Asia

  • Yichen Lu
  • Max Essex
  • Ellen Stiefvater

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Snapshots of HIV/AIDS in Asia

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Wiput Phoolcharoen, Chaiyos Kunanusont, Punnee Pitisuttithum, Natth Bhamarapravati
      Pages 3-33
    3. Srikanth P. Tripathy
      Pages 35-45
    4. Jie Shen, Kangmai Liu, Mengjie Han, Fujie Zhang
      Pages 47-59
    5. Huyen Cao, Tung Nguyen, Nicholas Daniels
      Pages 61-71
    6. Tadashi Nakasone, Takashi Hara, Naoto Yoshino, Mitsuo Honda
      Pages 73-81
    7. Marina Mahathir
      Pages 83-90
    8. Jane S. Wilson
      Pages 91-98
    9. Maria Consorcia Lim-Quizon
      Pages 99-107
    10. Sharaf Ali Shah, Syed Abdul Mujeeb
      Pages 109-114
    11. Ganesh Gurung, B. K. Suvedi
      Pages 115-121
    12. Iyanthi Abeyewickreme, H. M. S. S. D. Herath, Hamamal Jayawardena
      Pages 123-133
    13. Yi-Ming Arthur Chen
      Pages 135-144
    14. Oi-chu Lin, William H. F. Kam, Suk-yan Chan
      Pages 145-151
    15. Arwind R. Diwan, Stephen G. Karel
      Pages 153-162
  3. Molecular Epidemiology, Genetic Diversity, and Overlaps with Endemic Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. Sodsai Tovanabutra, Deborah L. Birx, Francine E. McCutchan
      Pages 181-205
    3. Xu G. Yu, Marcus Altfeld, Bruce D. Walker
      Pages 207-221

About this book


Asia has become the new battle ground for the war against HIV/AIDS. The magnitude of the potential public health problems caused by AIDS in this populous continent may become a catastrophic disaster. A 10% rate of prevalence of HIV-1 in India and China alone would mean more than 200 million people are infected with HIV.
AIDS in Asia is useful as a comprehensive, up-to-date AIDS reference book for public health and medical professionals. This volume provides concrete information on the diagnosis, treatment, care, prevention and impact of AIDS. Part I contains 'Snapshots of HIV/AIDS in Asia.' Countries and regions included in this section are: Thailand, India, China, Japan, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Part II addresses the molecular epidemiology of HIV/AIDS. Part III deals with the diagnosis, surveillance and projected scenarios of the AIDS epidemic. Part IV outlines prevention efforts and treatment options. Part V provides an overview of the ongoing collaborative efforts involved in several different nations in the worldwide war against AIDS.
This volume will be invaluable to all the public health professionals and researchers working in this field.

"...the book is a useful addition to the HIV/AIDS literature."

"AIDS in Asia offers a comprehensive, interesting overview of the epidemic there and of general issues that will influence its progression."

-Roger Detels, MD, MS, University of California-Los Angeles 

The Journal of the American Medical Association, Book Review, 293:15


AIDS AIDS prevention AIDS vaccine Epidemiology HIV Prevention Public Health Public Health Problem World Health Organization infection infectious disease infectious diseases molecular epidemiology vaccine virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Yichen Lu
    • 1
    • 2
  • Max Essex
    • 3
  • Ellen Stiefvater
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard AIDS InstituteHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA
  2. 2.Nankai UniversityTianjinChina
  3. 3.Harvard AIDS Institute, Department of Immunology and Infectious DiseasesHarvard School of Public HealthBostonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3452-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48536-7
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